Published Sunday, July 7, 2013 AT 7:00 AM / Updated at 6:47 PM
Husker Camp Countdown: No. 27 Adam Taylor
Rich Kaipust Omaha World-Herald

From now until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2013 football season.

Adam Taylor | 6-2 | 200 | Fr. | I-back

Click here to see previous entries in the Husker Camp Countdown series.

Expectations are high for both Taylor and Terrell Newby as the two freshmen bring new blood and big-time credentials to the Husker backfield. Either or both will find a significant opportunity behind Ameer Abdullah and Imani Cross at I-back, where the Huskers must replace both Rex Burkhead and Braylon Heard.

Taylor is coming off a senior season in which he ran for 2,754 yards and 45 touchdowns for Katy (Texas) High. Taylor punctuated his career by running 30 times for 276 yards and five touchdowns as Katy beat Cedar Hill in the Class 5A Division 2 title game.

The Taylor-Newby storyline will be one to follow in fall camp, much like the battle between Abdullah, Heard and Aaron Green to impress as freshman backs in 2011.

Previous entries:
>> Honorable mentions
>> No. 50: Vincent Valentine
>> No. 49: Cethan Carter
>> No. 48: Gabe Miller
>> No. 47: Chongo Kondolo
>> No. 46: Taariq Allen
>> No. 45: Paul Thurston
>> No. 44: Mauro Bondi
>> No. 43: Sam Cotton
>> No. 42: Michael Rose
>> No. 41: Jordan Westerkamp
>> No. 40: Tommy Armstrong
>> No. 39: Trevor Roach
>> No. 38: Andy Janovich
>> No. 37: Mo Seisay
>> No. 36: Alonzo Moore
>> No. 35: Harvey Jackson
>> No. 34: Charles Jackson
>> No. 33: Avery Moss
>> No. 32: Terrell Newby
>> No. 31: Matt Finnin
>> No. 30: Aaron Curry
>> No. 29: Jared Afalava
>> No. 28: Vacated

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